Spooky Music: Saturday, Oct. 31 | 10pm

by Maggie Molloy

Bernard Herrmann’s Psycho film score is among the featured works in this week’s episode.

Monsters and witches and werewolves, oh my! The spooky season is upon us—and nothing sets the scene for All Hallows’ Eve quite like some ghostly music.

Let us provide the soundtrack for your Halloween haunts. On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re exploring the music of ghosts, goblins, and things that go BUMP in the night. Listen along as we visit a musical Frankenstein, spend a night at the Bates Motel, dance with an army of skeletons, and step inside a composer’s nightmare.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10pm PT.

Dracula: Saturday, Oct. 24 | 10pm

by Maggie Molloy

Christopher Lee as Dracula in the 1958 film.

Vampires never die—and there’s one in particular who keeps coming back to haunt us.

When Bram Stoker first penned the immortal tale of Dracula back in 1897, even he probably couldn’t have imagined the coffin he was opening. The vampire novel has spawned over 200 movie adaptations, not to mention theatre, TV, literature—and of course, music.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re sinking our teeth into the music of Dracula. We’ll explore four spine-chilling Dracula film scores, from the haunting to the hypnotic—and the just plain scary. Plus, the story of one actor who took the role of Dracula to the grave…literally.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10pm PT.

Music of the Great Outdoors: Saturday, Oct. 17 | 10pm

Photo by Erin Anderson.

by Maggie Molloy

From ocean to desert, forest to tundra, composers have always found music in nature. The rhythm of waves, the rustling of leaves, the song of the mountain—or the colors of the wind.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’ll explore music of the great outdoors. We’ll hear the pulse of the Amazon River, a duet with the Moab Desert, field recordings from the Pacific Crest Trail, and even music made from living plants.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10pm PT.

String Quartets from Four Corners of the Globe: Saturday, Sept. 12 | 10pm

by Maggie Molloy

Gabriela Lena Frank, Lei Liang, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, and the Danish String Quartet are among the featured artists in this week’s episode.

The string quartet is an ensemble that just about every composer writes for at some point in their career. Two violins, one viola, one cello—and an entire world of possibilities.

Robert Schumann described the string quartet as a conversation among four people. Like any good conversation, a good string quartet is one where each voice contributes—where the players listen to one another, exchange ideas, and share a bit of their own personalities.

As we’ll hear on this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, the string quartet can also serve as a conversation between different musical cultures. This weekend, we’ll explore string quartets from four different corners of the globe. Tune in for music inspired by the mountains of Peru, the shamanic rituals of Mongolia, the musical modes of Azerbaijan, and the folk songs of Sweden.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10pm PT.

Underwater: Saturday, Sept. 5 | 10pm

by Maggie Molloy

Music is like water: it can be calm and serene, or choppy and chaotic. It can lift you, carry you, or bury you—it can immerse you in its waves.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re exploring music inspired by water. We’ll get lost in the waves with music ranging from rippling rivers to epic storms and ethereal whale songs.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 10pm PT.